Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Bottom is Out of the Tub


I always love when Catherine comes into work with ideas for the gallery blog, partially because it gives me a chance to learn about something new but mostly because I know I can poach it for my own usage! 

The 150th anniversary of the American Civil War is being observed today and I thought it would be as good a time as any to look back at some of the oft-forgotten photographs from the late nineteenth century. (All examples taken from CivilWarPhotos.net, a fantastic compendium of over 1,200 high-quality pictures from the era)


George A. Custer and General Alfred Pleasonton on Horseback- Falmouth, VA, April 1863



Mathew B. Brady’s Photographic Outfit in the Field- Near Petersburg, VA, 1864



Dinner Party Outside Tent at the Army of the Potomac Headquarters- Brandy Station, VA, April 1895



Ward in the Carver General Hospital- Washington, D.C.



President Lincoln’s Funeral Procession on Pennsylvania Avenue- Washington, D.C., April 19, 1865


Artist: Frank Wildhorn/ Album: The Civil War

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Joseph. You always make some very interesting finds in your googling.


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